Monday- Final Benchmark on USA Test Prep. For homework, complete the video based assignments as well. By Thursday, you will have needed to have completed the personal finance practice quiz too. Please do your best on the benchmark as I use this to base remediation and review on for the EOCT on Friday and Monday.
Tuesday- EOCT Review
Wenesday- EOCT Review
Thursday- EOCT Review
May 21 Final Exam. Come to class with your Econ textbook.
Monday- Media Center. Video Assignments. Practice Quiz. Short-answer test due Wednesday.
Tuesday- Class time to work on standards based assessment (short-answer test) - Due by Friday along with all USA Test Prep video assignments, Practice Quiz, and Ch. 17 workbook pages
Wednesday- Hurrican Katrina's classroom video on the experiences of three students who were effected by Hurrican Katrina, their experiences, and what they learned from it. Personal Finance decisions. Students will create a savings or investment plan for the future: Think about bank accounts, important documents, access to cash, savings, investments, emergency funds, emergency supplies, direct deposit, etc. Turned in at the end of class.
Thursday- Personal Finance. Choosing car insurance activity. Leasing an apartment activity. Savings Activity. How to become a millionaire activity. Don't forget everything that is due for the International Economics unit tomorrow.
Friday. International Economics Unit test due. Ch. 17 workbook pages due. All USA Test Prep Work is due. Complete the pre-test for Personal Finance on USA Test Prep. Homework: Personal Finance video assignments.
Monday- Media Center. Africa Country Culture/Geography Project- Test Grade. Due Wednesday.
Tuesday- Project Work in Media Center
Wednesday- Project work in Media Center. Do not forget you current events and Rwanda Paper by Friday.
Thursday- Ch. 18 and Ch. 20 Study Guide. Due Today.
Friday- Presentations begin in alphabetical order by country.
Monday- Monetary Policy and Fiscal Policy Unit Test. Please turn in the ch. 14-16 worksheets and the group packet on monetary policy. Also, please complete the unit quiz and midterm benchmark on USA Test Prep. Not one single student completed that over the weekend as they were assigned. It is a grade for accuracy under the homework category. The benchmarks are what I will use to tailor instruction and remediation for the EOCT. The International Studies pre-test is also assigned. Please complete this by Wednesday night at midnight.
Tuesday- Read ch. 17-18 for homework on International Studies. For this unit, students will complete the accompanying worksheet pages for ch. 17-18, complete an open note/book standards-based short-answer test, and complete several performance activities. We should be finished by next Tuesday. which is when everything will be due. Introduce International Studies with a couple of powerpoints on globalization and Georgia's place in the world economy.
Wednesday- Trade Activity. Ch. 17-18 Notes with workbook pages. Due the day the unit test is due- Next Tuesday.
Thursday- Workbook pages for ch. 17-18 and the unit notes.
Friday- Unit notes. Unit writing test assigned. It will be due by Monday.
Next Monday- Media Center- Practice International Economics Unit Quiz. Video-based assignments using USA Test Prep
Next Tuesday- Written Unit Test Due. Ch. 17-18 Worksheets Due. Unit Practice Quiz Due. Video-Based Assignments Due.
Monday- Complete and turn in the Monetary Policy assignment from Friday. Students drew a mental map of what the Federal Reserve board looks like and how it is broken up. Students answered ch. 16 section 1 and 2 questions out of their book. Students also explained in their own words what Monetary Policy is. This unit we will be looking at how the Government and the Federal Reserve work to help keep the economy stable. SSEMA2 and SSEMA3 are the standards covered by this unit. Please go to www.georgiaperformancestandards.org for a more comprehensive look at these standards. They form the basis for everything we learn and everything that they are expected to know for the EOCT.
Tuesday- Monetary Policy Discussion. What is monetary policy? How does it compare to Fiscal Policy? What are the goals and tools of monetary policy?
Wednesday- Continued discussion from Tuesday. Students use ch. 16 workbook pages to follow along with the teacher led notes/discussion. Students looked at how money is created in our Macroeconomy through deposits and bank loans.
Thursday- Complete discussion of ch. 16 and complete workbook pages for chapter. Other lesson.
Monday- Commanding Heights activity. Comparing GDP and Per Capita GDP for the US, Mexico, China, Norway, and a few other countries. When we rank each country by GDP and Per Capita GDP, why are they ranked differently? How does population effect these rankings?
Complete the Business Cycle Worksheet out of workbook. View an example of a business cycle diagram.
Tuesday- What is calculated in the GDP? What is not counted? Why? Activity. View the worldometer and the debt clock.
Wednesday- Economic Growth discussion. Unemployment Discussion and Activity.
Thursday- Students will present a play about Inflation and answer related quetions to the activity.
Monday- Commanding Heights by PBS video series. Students are getting aquainted with some of the terminology related to Macroeconomics by seeing how our world economy and the US economy have developed.
Tuesday- Continued look at the devlopment of modern day economies. Students also participated in a vocabulary/definition matching activity where students were given either a vocabulary term from ch. 12-13 or a definition. They had to find the student with the matching part.
Wednesday- Students completed a pre-test on Macroeconomics in the lab. Students also watched various standards-based videos related to Macroeconomics and answered related questions. Students viewed these from USA Test Prep and submitted them for a grade. There are 9 video clips to watch and complete the related questions for. If more time is needed, we will continue this on Thursday.
Thursday- Lab work on video assignments continued???
Friday- Workbook pages assigned for ch. 12 - 13. Begin unit notes.
Monday- Students will go to the lab to complete the Sweet Opportunities business type recommendation to each of the four clients. This will be due by the end of class. Students may email this to firstname.lastname@example.org Additionally, students will need to have completed two other things by the end of class: the business types graphic organizer on the back of the sweet opportunities paper and the ch. 7 study guide.
Tuesday- Business Types Review of ch. 8. Ch. 8 study guide assigned. Both study guides will be taken for a grade, as with all future study guides. Our unit test on Business Types will be tomorrow- Wednesday.